Spray is a cruising boat that the Hoofer Sailing Club uses to teach boat maintenance, seamanship, and living on a boat. She is named after Joshua Slocum's boat used in the first documented round-the-world solo trip.
Spray (Soverel 30) was donated to the Club in 2003 by a generous, retired UW-Madison professor. Spray was cruised extensively on Lake Superior and has made twenty or more transits from Green Bay, WI to other ports on Lakes Michigan and Huron, the Mackinac Straits, Hessel, St Mary's River et cetera. Lessons aboard Spray are open to all Hoofer sailors of all skill levels. Spray gives students a platform on which they can learn about living on a boat and working together as skipper and crew.
Ratings for the Cruising Keelboats are Crew, Day Skipper and Full Skipper. Lessons are taught in all weather and all of these ratings are heavy weather ratings.
If you have any questions or comments about Spray, contact the keelboat fleet captain.